Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is a devastating thing to go through. The loss can affect surviving family members emotionally, psychologically, financially, and otherwise.
Surviving family members may have legal recourse after an accident has claimed the life of a loved one.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Through a wrongful death lawsuit, family members can seek compensation and hold the negligent party responsible for the accident and loss. Compensation may be available to cover:
- Lost wages (loss of earning capacity)
- Hospital and medical bills
- Funeral costs
- Loss of the relationship (companionship)
- Loss of consortium
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Suit In Texas?
The law limits who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas. The following individuals can file a suit:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased (those naturally born to or adopted by the decedent)
At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, we represent surviving family members who have lost a loved one in a:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Dangerous property accident
- Workplace accident
- Another accident caused by wrongdoing or negligence
Timing is critical: There is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. It is advisable to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your interests are protected and your full scope of legal options are still available.
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If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s or party’s negligence, you deserve to learn about your legal options.